Early Morning Shootings Leave Three Wounded In South Trenton Shooting

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**The Male shot on Mott Street and Chestnut street remains hospitalized at this time.

TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Three shootings sent police scrambling from one scene to the next just after 1:50 Am Sunday the first shooting occurred on Chestnut Ave and Mott Street that left one male with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. Ems was later notified about a second male shot located at Chestnut Street and Elmer Street. Ewing Emergency medical services transported that male to Capital Health Trauma Center. The third shooting occurred on Morris Ave and Franklin Street where a male suffered a gunshot wound to his arm just after 2:00 Am. Trenton Police have not made an arrest and the motive for the shootings is unknown at this time.

Police Investigating Shooting On Oakland Street

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TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Trenton Police shooting response team is investigating a shooting at the intersection of Oakland and Hoffman Ave. The shooting occurred just after 2:00 pm Thursday. The male was shot in the stomach and transported by car to Capital Health trauma center, leaving a decent crowd of visitors in the parking lot. Police located at least 3 shell casings on the ground, and no arrests have been made the motive for the shooting is unknown.

Pickup Truck Crashes Into Parked Car Leaving Multiple Injures

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TRENTON, N.J. (PBN)  A crash left at least eight people injured Tuesday night on North Olden Ave and Breunig Ave. A pickup truck crashed into the back of a Ford Fusion that was parked. A fight broke out between parties involved in the crash, Trenton emergency medical services transported one person with a trauma alert to Capital Health trauma center as well as the rest of the injured parties.

Trenton Police Department Hold Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

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The Trenton Police Department held their annual Thanksgiving food drive at 225 N. Clinton Ave.

Every year, for the last twelve years, Trenton Police has organized a Thanksgiving food drive. Each year, the number of meals donated to feed food Trenton families has increased. Twelve years ago, Trenton Police donated 50 meals to families and this holiday season Trenton Police is donating 230 meals to food Trenton families.

Det. Tamika Veal, Det. Tomika Sommer, Det. Angel Turner, and Det. Glendy Peña, as members of the Trenton Police Community Affairs Unit, planned the food drive, collected donations from other officers, and managed the food drive operations.

Trenton Police Director Steve Wilson said, “I’m proud of our police force for making this year’s food drive such as a success. We’re thankful to the many local businesses and other organizations for supporting our shared vision.”

Cash and in-kind gifts for the food drive come from businesses, law enforcement organizations, and non-profits/higher education institutions. The TPD Thanksgiving food drive is supported by the following business entities, all located in the Capital City:

  • Campare Foods Supermarket (847 Roebling Ave)
  • Fernandez Supermarket (634 Whittaker Ave)
  • The Hibbert Group (400 Pennington Ave)
  • Central Jersey Paint Company (121 S. Olden Ave)

The following law enforcement organizations made significant contributions: Superior Officer Association (Lt. Jason Woodhead), Police Benevolent Association (Ofc. Mike Schiaretti), Director Wilson, and Trenton Police Department officers.

Support also came from the non-profit, ONEProjectNJ, students at The College of New Jersey who filled grocery bags, and the City of Trenton Department of Recreation, Natural Resources & Culture.

The objective of the TPD Thanksgiving food drive is to identify Trentonians facing food disparities and to provide them with a full meal. Through collaboration with the Trenton Board of Education, city senior centers, and city day cares, families in need are identified and fed.

Mayor Gusciora said, “TPD’s Thanksgiving food drive is part-and-parcel of the Department’s strategy to improve officer-community relations. This is an example of TPD actively searching for ways to support their families that they are sworn to protect.”

Trenton Firefighters Battle Two Alarm Blaze In Abandoned Houses

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TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) The Trenton Fire Department responded to the area of Tremont and Jersey St. Firefighters encountered heavy fire coming from an abandoned house attached & car and house siding which caught on fire also leaving the firefighters to go to a defective operation, Deputy Will Ever said in an interview. The homes had been abandoned for some time they had been at the location a few times in the past for fires but reported no injuries with this fire and hoped city crews would remove what was left of the home.

One Dead, Two Others Wounded in Wednesday Evening Shooting In Trenton

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TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are

investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday evening in the city, Mercer County

Prosecutor Angelo reported.

At approximately 7:15 p.m. on November 16, 2022, Trenton police responded to the 200

block of Hewitt Street on a report of a man shot. Upon arrival, officers spoke to an adult

male suffering from a gunshot wound to the hand. He was transported to Capital Health

Medical Center for treatment. While on scene, officers learned that two more gunshot

victims had arrived at St. Francis Medical Center. A second adult male was treated for a

gunshot wound to the leg. A third victim, Jomar Rodriguez, 29, of Trenton, was shot

multiple times in the chest and pronounced dead at the hospital.

Detectives preliminary investigation indicates the incident was a home invasion. No arrests have
been made and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact
the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406.

One Ejected from car, Multiple injured in East State St Crash

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TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Trenton Police are investigating a serious crash that left at least five to six people injured including one person that was ejected from the vehicle just before 2:00 Am. The crash happened at the intersection of East Street and West Canal Street the car struck a tree and a traffic signal and came to a stop near the U.S. Courthouse. Trenton emergency medical services and multiple outside ambulances transported the patients to Capital Health trauma center.

College Of New Jersey Police Investigating on-campus student death

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EWING, N.J. (PBN) The College of New Jersey Police Department is investigating a death after a body was discovered inside one of the dorms at the college’s Decker Hall Saturday evening. Police officers found a male inside of a dorm room, the College Police department stated the death did not appear to no foul play suspected at this time.

County and State partnership could bring federal funds for redesign of Route 29

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TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Mayor W. Reed Gusciora applauded planners and advocates for submission of the Route 29 Boulevard project grant application. The project would overhaul Trenton’s waterfront to ensure residential access and more equitable use of land and resources.

“Route 29 was built in the ‘50s and ‘60s despite the opposition of Trenton residents. The road, a convenience for those passing through the Capital City, was constructed by demolishing a thriving minority neighborhood and destroying a riverfront park,” said Mayor Gusciora. “We’re hopeful that the Biden Administration will support the City and its partners to reconstruct residential trust and equity on the waterfront. We want to make this shovel-worthy project shovel-ready.”

The City of Trenton’s application was submitted in partnership with Mercer County and the NJ Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) as part of the Reconnecting Communities program. The program was authorized by the bipartisan infrastructure law to address community inequities related to transportation. As it currently exists, Route 29 separates the greater Trenton community from the Delaware River waterfront.

“Community members have participated in planning processes for several decades, dating back to the 1980s, and repeatedly expressed support for the Boulevard realignment, but Trenton needs a major infusion of funding for planning, design, and most importantly, construction. I’m grateful that the City has prioritized this project; my fellow Glen Afton residents and I are thrilled to see the Boulevard extended past Sullivan Way. We urge quick action if the funds are secured,” said Patricia Nima Mohammed, Trenton resident and member of the City’s Planning Board.

The preferred alternative from a 2009 feasibility study transformed Route 29 into a boulevard by bringing the highway inland and at grade, lowering the speed limit, installing traffic signals, providing well-marked crosswalks, and connecting side streets. This funding application will allow those plans to be updated, provide opportunities for more resident engagement, and provide for preparation of a draft and final concept development.

“I live by the waterfront in Cooper Crossings; so, I’m really looking forward to this work getting started. The people of Trenton will finally be utilizing one of the city’s greatest assets, the waterfront. The area will be more walkable and, hopefully, this will improve property values in the area as well. I’m grateful that Mercer County partnered with the City of Trenton and applied for the federal funding,” said Dr. Wanda Swigett, another member of the Trenton Planning Board.

More than 100 Trenton residents signed a letter of support for the application, organized by the City’s planning department. Previously, dozens of civic leaders, advocates, and residents had signed a letter to Governor Phil Murphy in June urging the State to prioritize the Route 29 Boulevard project and to submit the application for federal funding.

“The Reconnecting Communities funding is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to advance racial equity and environmental justice, promote economic redevelopment opportunities, improve safety and traffic calming, and reinvent Trenton streets and downtown public spaces to promote better health and quality of life,” said Director C. Andre Daniels of the City’s Housing and Economic Development Department.